Chinesischer Turm


Where it's at

beergarden-seehaus LAKESIDE: Next to a lake in a huge city park, what a location.

You can’t get much better than this.
Not only is Seehaus in the midst of the vast Englischer Garten park, it sits on a lake bank for maximum chill-out factor.

It’s the only place in Munich where you can rent a paddle-boat and cut a few laps around some little islands.

The crowd is a tad on the yuppie side. To be sure, the venue doesn’t attract the same diverse crowd as down at the Chinesischer Turm. Still, this was the first beer garden I went to in Munich so it will always have a special place in my liver.

Beer and food

Serves Paulaner beer. There’s a stall selling wine in one corner. Food’s top quality and there are good vegetarian options including frozen yogurt.
Prices here are above-average – both a drawback and a good reason to go traditional and pack your own snacks.

The garden

seehaus-beer-garden-englischer-garten-munich ACROSS THE LAKE: The Seehaus from the far side of the Kleinhesselohe See,
a lake in Munich's Englischer Garten.

There are traditional wooden benches and chestnut trees lending shade all the way down the water’s edge.
Seats 2,500, with an extra 320 in the restaurant. There’s a paddle boat rental station and a healthy swan community nearby.


The amber liquid first started flowing here in 1811. The garden and restaurant have been expanded and upgraded through the decades and the existing chow-house was opened in 1985.

The Details

Location: Kleinhesselohe 3
Phone: 089 3 81 61 30
Open: 9am to 1am
Directions: Take U3 or U6 to Münchener Freiheit. Walk east down Feilizsch Strasse, into the park and keep going till you see the lake. Takes about 10min.

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